Friday, April 22, 2011

Reset Browser Settings in a Registry

A damaged Internet Explorer browser add-on or customization can lead to browser crashes, slow performance and unexplained "stop responding" errors and other error messages. Internet Explorer users can reset the browser's registry settings automatically without even entering the Windows Registry Editor. When you use this automatic reset function, you are resetting registry entries that apply to all users on the computer. Resetting your browser disables toolbars and add-ons and restores default Web browser settings, privacy and security settings, advanced options and tabbed-browsing settings.

This article will help you to reset the browser settings in a registry.


  1. Close all applications and program windows.
  2. Click "Start" in Windows XP and select "Run" from the list. Click the Windows logo button in Windows 7 and Vista. Type "inetcpl.cpl" in the "Run" box in XP and the "Search files" box in Vista and Windows 7. Press "Enter."
  3. Click the "Advanced" tab in the "Internet Properties" box.
  4. Click the "Reset" button in the "Reset Internet Explorer Settings" section. In the "Reset Internet Explorer Settings" pop-up box, click the "Delete personal settings" check box if you choose to reset settings like the browser start page, temporary Internet files, history and saved passwords. Click the "Reset" button.
  5. Click "Close" in the "Reset Internet Explorer Settings" box to exit out of the "Internet Properties" box.